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The Resource A fabric of defeat: : the politics of South Carolina millhands, 1910-1948, Bryant Simon

A fabric of defeat: : the politics of South Carolina millhands, 1910-1948, Bryant Simon

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A fabric of defeat: : the politics of South Carolina millhands, 1910-1948
Title
A fabric of defeat:
Title remainder
the politics of South Carolina millhands, 1910-1948
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Bryant Simon
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Bryant Simon brings to life the politics of white South Carolina millhands during the first half of the twentieth century. His revealing and moving account explores how this group of southern laborers thought about and participated in politics and public power. Taking a broad view of politics, Simon looks at laborers as they engaged in political activity in many venues--at the polling station, on front porches, and on the shop floor--and examines their political involvement at the local, state, and national levels. He describes the campaign styles and rhetoric of such politicians as Coleman Blease and Olin Johnston (himself a former millhand), who eagerly sought the workers' votes. He draws a detailed picture of mill workers casting ballots, carrying placards, marching on the state capital, writing to lawmakers, and picketing factories. These millhands' politics reflected their public and private thoughts about whiteness and blackness,war and the New Deal, democracy and justice, gender and sexuality, class relations and consumption. Ultimately, the people depicted here are neither romanticized nor dismissed as the stereotypically racist and uneducated "rednecks" found in many accounts of southern politics. Southern workers understood the political and social forces that shaped their lives, argues Simon, and they developedcomplex political strategies to deal with those forces
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Simon, Bryant
Dewey number
305.9/677/09757
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Textile workers
  • Cotton textile industry
  • South Carolina
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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A fabric of defeat: : the politics of South Carolina millhands, 1910-1948, Bryant Simon
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT11709807
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780807864494
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
Publisher number
MWT11709807
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remote
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11709807
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A fabric of defeat: : the politics of South Carolina millhands, 1910-1948, Bryant Simon
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11709807
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807864494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11709807
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709807
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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